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Rev Jennings [18??-18??]
Arthur Jennings [18??-191?]
Bernard Jennings [19??-]
Charles Jennings [1896-1916]
Mrs E. J. Jennings [18??-19??]
Ernest Edgar Jennings [1892-1918]
F. E. Jennings [18??-18??]
George Jennings [17??-18??]
George Jennings [1809-18??]
George Jennings [1844-1889]
George Jennings [1867-1955]
Harold Jennings [1872-19??]
Harry Halstead Jennings [1848-1923]
Henry Jennings [1800-1872]
Henry Jennings [1846-1885]
Herbert Jennings [1893-1917]
James Turner Jennings [1853-1897]
Jane Jennings [1???-16??]
Jeremiah Jennings [1803-1852]
John Jennings [1???-1861]
John Jennings [1765-1810]
John Jennings [1814-1876]
John Jennings [1821-18??]
John Jennings [1864-1???]
John Bartholomew Jennings [1850-1935]
Jonas Jennings [1781-1852]
Jonathan Jennings [17??-18??]
Joseph Jennings [1???-18??]
Joseph Jennings [1821-1860]
Joseph Leeming Jennings [1787-1844]
Olwen Jean Arlette Jennings [19??-]
Samuel Jennings [17??-18??]
Stephen Jennings [17??-17??]
Stephen Jennings [18??-19??]
Thomas Jennings [1785-1836]
Thomas Jennings [1807-1874]
Thomas Jennings [1844-1904]
Thomas Jennings [1898-1917]
Walter Henry Woodrow Jennings [1907-1941] 


Jennings, Rev
[18??-18??] Curate at Cross Stone [1868]

Jennings, Arthur
[18??-191?]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Jennings, Bernard
[19??-] Local historian.

His published works include

Jennings, Charles
[1896-1916] Son of Harold Jennings.

He was a member of North Parade Baptist Church, Halifax & Sunday School / a brass finisher with Edward Foster & Son Limited.

He lived at 19 Allerton Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [14th August 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [6A & 6B], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother Thomas also died in the War, and an uncle & 2 cousins (from Canada) were also serving

Jennings, Mrs E. J.
[18??-19??] In 1905, she ran a girls' school in Halifax

Jennings, Ernest Edgar
[1892-1918] Son of Susan & George Jennings of 29 Gladstone View, Siddal.

Born in Halifax.

He worked for Holdsworth's.

He had a sweetheart Miss Starkey of Manchester.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was wounded & hospitalised [August 1918]. He was wounded in the thigh [4th November 1918] and walked to No.45 Casualty Clearing Station.

He died 4 days later [8th November 1918] (aged 27).

He was buried at Awoingt British Cemetery, France [III B 5].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Jennings, F. E.
[18??-18??] Wholesale tobacconist at The Irish Roll House, 6 Northgate, Halifax [1865]

Jennings, George
[17??-18??] He married Sarah.

Children:

  1. Selina [1811-1853] who married Thomas Naylor
  2. Elizabeth [1817-1899] who married Samuel Webster

Jennings, George
[1809-18??] He was coal miner [1851].

He married Elizabeth [1815-18??].

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1839] who was a spinner at mill [1851]
  2. Sarah [b 1843]
  3. Tom [b 1845]
  4. Ann [b 1847]
  5. Jane [b 1851]

The family lived at #2 Snydal Farm, Southowram [1851]

Jennings, George
[1844-1889] Son of John Jennings.

Born in Southowram.

He was a stone mason [1861].

He and his brother John Bartholomew carried on their father's business as a stone merchant.

They also took over the wine and spirit business established by their grandfather – Bethel Bartholomew Naylor – and established G. & J. B. Jennings.

He never married.

George died [29th March 1889].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £7,160 6/7d [Resworn £7,506 5/7d].

The will was proved by his brother John Bartholomew, and John Henry Hopkinson of Sheepbridge, Huddersfield (manufacturer) 

Jennings, George
[1867-1955] Born in Halifax.

He was a woollen warehouseman [1892].

On 17th August 1892, he married Elizabeth Ann Shaw [1872-1938] Halifax


Elizabeth was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Herbert

The family lived at 8 Smith Buildings, Blackledge [1911]

Jennings, Harold
[1872-19??] Son of Thomas Jennings, boiler maker.

He was a labourer (boiler works) of Green's Square [1895]; a cart driver (mineral waters) [1901]; a mineral water driver [1911].

In 1895, he married Annie Louisa Helliwell [1871-19??] at Christ Church, Pellon.


Annie Louisa, of Great Albion Street, Halifax, was the daughter of Charles Helliwell, grocer
 

Children:

  1. Charles
  2. Thomas
  3. Stanley Cyril [1900-1901]
  4. Florence [b 1903]
  5. Sarah E [b 1909]

The family lived at

The family lived at

  • 2 Holroyd Street, Halifax [1901, 1911]
  • 19 Allerton Street, Gibbet Street, Halifax [1917]

Sons Charles & Thomas died in World War I

Jennings, Harry Halstead
[1848-1923] Son of Henry Jennings.

Born in Headingley.

He was a stone merchant employing 6 men and 2 boys [1871] / a farmer of 25 acres and quarry owner employing 9 men [1881] / a stone merchant [1901, 1911].

In May 1877, he married Sarah Ann Lumb [1847-1909] at Blackpool.


Sarah Ann was the daughter of James Lumb
 

The family lived at

  • Cote Hill Farm, Southowram [1881, 1901]
  • Marsh Lane, Southowram [1911]

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [June 1923]

Jennings, Henry
[1800-1872] Born in Halifax.

He was a railway servant [1851] / a farmer of 14 acres at Cote Hill Farm, Southowram [1871].

He married (1808) Isabella [1808-18??] born in Burton Leonard.

Children:

  1. Ada Jane [b 1840] who married [1872] Richard Hawkridge
  2. Harry Halstead

The family lived at Morley, Leeds [1851].

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [December 1872]

Jennings, Henry
[1846-1885] Son of John Jennings.

He was a cart driver [1861] / a waggoner of Norland [1869] / a cart driver [1871] / a labourer [1881].

On 13th November 1869, he married Ann Hellawell [1845-1???] in Halifax.


Ann, of Norland, was born in Slaithwaite, the daughter of John Hellawell, millwright
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1870] who was a carter [1891]
  2. Elizabeth Hannah [b 1875]
  3. Fred [b 1878] who was a grocer's apprentice [1891], a grocers assistant [1901]

The family lived at

  • Kitty Moor, Norland [1871, 1881]
  • John Street, Warley [1891]
  • Alma Street, Halifax [1901]

Henry died in Halifax in 1885 (aged 39) 

Jennings, Herbert
[1893-1917] Son of George Jennings.

Born in Halifax [4th September 1893].

He was a bobbin carrier [1911] / a toffee worker at Mackintosh's [1916].

He lived at 11 Blackledge, Halifax.

He was engaged to Bertha of 4 Ernest Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted in 1916, and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died at Base Hospital [12th January 1917].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial, and on the Memorial at John Mackintosh & Sons Limited

Jennings, James Turner
[1853-1897] Son of John Jennings.

He was a cart driver [1871] / a carter of Sowerby Bridge [1886] / a hay & straw dealer [1891].

On 21st October 1886, he married Mary Jane Stott.


Mary Jane, of Norland, was the daughter of James Stott
 

Children:

  1. James Thomas [1888-1897]

The family lived at 5 Old Causeway, Warley [1891].

Living with them [in 1891] was aunt M. Maude [b 1813].

James died [2nd February 1897] (aged 42).

Members of the family were buried at St Luke's Church, Norland

Jennings, Jane
[1???-16??] She married John Power.

When John died in 1638, Jane became the second wife of Anthony Foxcroft.

She and the family moved to New Hall, Elland

Jennings, Jeremiah
[1803-1852] Son of Thomas Jennings.

Born in Southowram.

Baptised in Halifax [April 1803].

He was landlord of the Manor House, Southowram [1841, 1845] / landlord of the Pineberry Tavern, Halifax [1851].

On 10th May 1827, he married Ann Swift [1808-1856] in Halifax.


Ann was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [1838-2nd April 1848] who is buried with her parents.

Jeremiah died at the Pineberry Tavern [20th March 1852].

Ann died in Southowram [4th October 1856].

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [E 43]

Jennings, John
[1???-1861] A hawker.

In March 1862, Henry Cockcroft was charged with the manslaughter of Jennings.

On 6th July 1861, the 2 men had been drinking in the King's Head, Sowerby, and agreed the sale of some salt which Jennings had in his cart. Cockcroft gave Jennings 2/6d, and later demanded the money be returned when the sale broke down. Jennings refused and a scuffle took place between the men. Jennings was knocked down and kicked in the head, and in the ribs. Cockcroft was wearing clogs at the time.

Jennings's body was placed in his cart, and the horse left to take him home. The horse walked on homewards, but realising that there was no driver, stopped to graze on the side of the road. A passer-by recognised Jennings and drove the horse and cart home.

Jennings died 13 days later.

A post mortem showed that 3 of his ribs had pierced his lungs.

At his trial, Cockcroft called witnesses to say that he was normally a peaceful man, but excitable when he was drunk, and that his intellect had been impaired by a head wound some years ago.

He was sentenced to 3 months' hard labour

Jennings, John
[1765-1810] Son of Stephen Jennings.

In 1798, he built the Star Inn, Sowerby.

He was the first landlord of the Inn.

He was a Commissioned Officer in the 11th Light Dragoons. His gravestone shows him as

John Jennings – Capt Brevet

On 22nd August 1785, he married Alice Duckworth [1765-1833] at Halifax Parish Church.

John died [16th April 1810].

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [20th April 1810].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at under £200.

On 12th June 1810, Alice married John Whiteley at Halifax Parish Church.

Alice died [9th May 1833] (aged 67).

She was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby alongside her first husband [15th May 1833]

Jennings, John
[1814-1876] Born in Northowram.

He was a stone merchant [1861].

On 17th February 1842, he married Martha Naylor [1818-1890] at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha was born in Northowram, the daughter of
Bethel Bartholomew Naylor
 

Children:

  1. Ann [1842-1844]
  2. George
  3. Sarah Martha [1846-1860]
  4. Jan [1848-1876]
  5. John Bartholomew
  6. Emmeline [1856-1859]

The family lived at North Parade, Halifax [1861, 1890].

John died [28th May 1876].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £6,000.

The will was proved by his widow Martha, and sons George, and John Bartholomew

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon: John [1st June 1876]; Martha [3rd March 1890]

Jennings, John
[1821-18??] He was a farmer / grocer [1861].

He married 23rd June 1845 Hannah Turner [1824-18??].

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Susannah / Rose Hannah [1853-1911] who never married, was a draper's shopkeeper [1911]
  3. James Turner
  4. Samuel [1855-1916] who was a carter [1881], a horse drayman [1901], a carter [1911]

The family lived at

  • Kitty Moor, Norland [1861, 1871]
  • West Street, Sowerby Bridge [1881, 1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1861] was niece Lewisa Jennings [b 1857]

Rose Hannah died [25th December 1911].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £12 19/8d.

Administration was granted to her brother Samuel.

She was buried at St George's Church, Sowerby

Jennings, John
[1864-1???] Son of Charles Jennings, iron dresser.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a carter [1891] / a cart driver (coal merchant) [1901] / a cart driver [1911].

In 1891, he married Mary Elizabeth Wadsworth at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of
Joseph Wadsworth. She was a cotton reeler [1891, 1901, 1911]
 

They had no children.

The family lived at

  • Wharf Street, Warley [where he was a boarder with his future in-laws 1891]
  • 2 Bradley Terrace, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1907]

He was injured – back, knees and ankle badly hurt – in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, but was treated at home. He was not travelling in the tram but was crossing the road when he was knocked down by the vehicle

Jennings, John Bartholomew
[1850-1935] Son of John Jennings.

Born in Halifax.

He and his brother George carried on their father's business as a stone merchant.

They also took over the wine and spirit business established by their grandfather – Bethel Bartholomew Naylor – and established G. & J. B. Jennings.

He was a wine merchant [1891] / Chairman of the Halifax New Grand Theatre & Opera House Company Limited [1889] / a retired wine & spirit merchant [1901]

In [Q2] 1880, he married Anne Elizabeth Hopkinson [1858-1931] in Huddersfield.


Anne was born in Huddersfield
 

Children:

  1. Jane [b 1881]
  2. George Hopkinson [1882-1954] who was a textile salesman [1935]
  3. Mary [1884-1966] who married Albert Goldthorp Sugden
  4. John Henry [b 1885] who was a textile salesman [1935]
  5. Tom Naylor [1887-1977]
  6. Philip Hanson [1891-1944]
  7. twins Percy [b 1894]
  8. Sidney [1894-1960]

The family lived at

John Bartholomew died in Harrogate [16th June 1935].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £25,477 4/7d [Resworn £25,252 9/11d].

Probate was granted to son George Hopkinson & John Henry [b 1885]

Jennings, Jonas
[1781-1852] Farmer at Upper Marsh Farm, Southowram.

He was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram

Jennings, Jonathan
[17??-18??] Muslin manufacturer at Sowerby [1806].

In May 1806, he married Mary Barrett at Bolton Parish Church


Mary was the 2nd daughter of James Barrett of Bolton (corn dealer) 
 

Jennings, Joseph
[1???-18??] Methodist preacher at Halifax [1833]

Jennings, Joseph
[1821-1860]

He married Mary [1818-1858].

Mary died [17th April 1858] (aged 30).

Joseph died [22nd August 1860] (aged 39).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 530]

Jennings, Joseph Leeming
[1787-1844] Son of Thomas Jennings.

Born in Halifax.

On 22nd July 1813, he married Jane Dawson in Halifax.


Jane was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1814]
  2. Martha Ann [1818-1821] who died aged 3 years, and was buried with her parents
  3. Mary [1820-1821] who died aged 15 months, and was buried with her parents
  4. Joseph [1822-1823] who died aged 11 months, and was buried with his parents
  5. Sarah [b 1824] who married Henry Haigh

Joseph died at Bank Top, Southowram [12th January 1844].

Jane died in Southowram [28th June 1863].

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [E 37]

Jennings, Olwen Jean Arlette
[19??-] Born in Lincolnshire. Lives in Todmorden. She was Mayor of Calderdale [2004-2005] and Mayor of Todmorden [1988-1989]

Jennings, Samuel
[17??-18??] He and John Pickles were manufacturers at Higgin Mill, Luddendenfoot [1800?]. The partnership was dissolved in 1805

Jennings, Stephen
[17??-17??] A provision dealer at Sowerby. He supplied provisions to Sowerby Workhouse.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Jennings, Stephen
[18??-19??] Corn miller at Scaitcliffe Mill, Todmorden [1905]

Jennings, Thomas
[1785-1836] Born in Halifax.

He was a tailor.

On 13th May 1804, he married Sarah Mitchell [178?-1836] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1807]
  2. George [b 1809]
  3. Samuel [b 1818]
  4. Jeremiah [b 1819]
  5. Mary Ann [b 1822]

The family lived at Old Siddal Hall.

Thomas and Sarah both died in a fire at Old Siddal Hall [2nd October 1836].

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [E 38]

Jennings, Thomas
[1807-1874] He married Mary Benn.

Children:

  1. Leeming [1840-1906] who died in Wakefield Workhouse
  2. Elizabeth [1843-1926]
  3. Matilda [1848-1899]
  4. Benjamin [1836-1920]
  5. Lydia [1846-1899]
  6. Maria [1850-1919]

Jennings, Thomas
[1844-1904] He married Sarah Alderson.


Sarah was the daughter of
John Alderson
 

Children:

  1. Clara [b 1864]
  2. Eleanor [b 1866]
  3. Isaac [b 1869]
  4. Edgar [b 1872]
  5. Louisa [b 1874]
  6. George [b 1867]

The family lived at Backhold Royd Farm, Siddal [1871]

Jennings, Thomas
[1898-1917] Son of Harold Jennings.

He was a member of North Parade Baptist Church, Halifax & Boys' Brigade / a member of the Church football team / a trimmer on a merchant boat / employed at Greetland Railway Station.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1915], and served as a Rifleman with the 2nd/7th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed hit on the head by a shell [10th April 1917] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [4], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother Charles also died in the War, and an uncle & 2 cousins (from Canada) were also serving

Jennings, Walter Henry Woodrow
[1907-1941] Son of Ada & Walter J. Jennings.

In [Q3] 1932, he married Florence Annie Kennedy in Halifax.

They lived in Gosport, Hampshire.

He served 20 years in the Royal Navy, including 8 years aboard HMS Hood.

He was awarded the Long Service Medal & the Good Conduct Medal

During World War II, he served as a Chief Petty Officer with the Royal Navy

He died [24th May 1941] (aged 34)  when his ship was shelled by the German battleship Bismarck, and then exploded and sank in the Battle of the Denmark Strait, with the loss of 1,415 of her crew of 1,418.

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [46 1], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

 

Jennings surname
There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Jennings, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Jennings:


Marriages 1872, 1899, 1936
 




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